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Report: Duane Brown To Continue Holdout Through Bye Week

The Texans’ OT could stay away until the until the team’s bye week.

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The Texans have been busy this weekend, adding another OT to their roster in hopes of being able to improve their struggling offensive line. That struggle has in part been brought about due to franchise left tackle Duane Brown holding out for a new contract. Brown began the holdout during the offseason and has kept it running all the way through the first two games of the season. Unfortunately an end might not be in sight for at least another month-plus, as CBS Jason La Canfora reports:

Texans left tackle Duane Brown, the top player on what has been a shaky offensive line, is willing to hold out to the midpoint of the season, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, and will not report to the team until after its Week 7 bye at the earliest.

La Canfora further went on to add that:

Brown will take his holdout as far as he can without losing an accrued season, sources said, which, per a 2000 ruling regarding receiver Joey Galloway's holdout at the time, asserted that a player must be on the active roster for eight weeks to ensure that his contract does not "toll" until the following season (a season tolling would essentially roll over and not count toward free agency).

Do you think the Texans will get a deal done with Brown between now and the bye week? Should they? Do you think Duane Brown will return after the bye week without a deal? Sound off and let us know in the comments below.